The MC finds herself struggling as Revance’s ghostwriter when she’s asked to write the words for Nagito’s fashion collaboration song. After lending her a sympathetic ear, Nagito offers to co-write the lyrics together since the collaboration is for his sister’s wedding. The MC starts to fall for Nagito as she learns more about him, even though she knows he can’t forget his first love. She thinks her love won’t be reciprocated, but after an unintended confession from her he asks her to be his girlfriend?!
The designer and model of the group, Nagito is in charge of making Revance’s outfits. He’s the mood maker and jokester of the group with his upbeat and cheerful personality, but his playful nature takes a different twist when it comes to teasing and flirting with girls *cough*he’s a perv lol*cough* Despite his easygoing attitude, Nagito works the hardest and is the most dedicated member in Revance, to the point that all the other members acknowledge it. Though he always appears to be happy due to his personality, Nagito has a habit of masking his true feelings behind a smile; while his exterior may hint otherwise, he’s extremely insecure about himself and struggles with feeling that he’s not wanted or needed by others.
However, despite having his own issues, Nagito is a genuinely kind and extremely warm person. He wants to help others who need it, and this is what leads to the start of his relationship with the MC. He sees himself in the way she struggles to fit in with Revance and can’t help but want to help her. It also goes the other way; the MC supports Nagito in this route as well, which surprised me, but the development of this relationship was written extremely well. Both of them slowly learn more about the other as they work together, and their feelings for each other grow as they confide in each other about their worries.
* If you’re not a fan of spoilers, I would stop reading at this point and skip to where it says end spoilers since I don’t think I can fully review Nagito’s route without revealing some major ones *
Nagito is an adopted child, and while this isn’t a completely new trope used in Voltage games, I think his case was written especially well and played a big part in this story without feeling forced. While he loves and appreciates his family, he can’t help but feel that he doesn’t quite belong, and this feeling follows him even in Revance, where he feels that he was to work twice as hard to catch up to the rest of the members. It’s because he knows how it feels to not belong that he reaches out to the MC, and his acceptance of her skills has a big influence on her ability to write lyrics that come from herself and not from her trying to imitate Ryo.
I absolutely loved the relationship between Nagito and the MC. He’s honest with her when he says that he has someone else he still loves, but instead of wallowing in those feelings, he wants to step forward and just wish that person happiness. However, he’s not using the MC; he’s serious when it comes to wanting to date her, and thinks that he can grow to love her more than anyone else and honestly wants to do so. Both of them take a chance at it, and it was heartwarming to see them grow even closer after they decide to start their relationship ; w ;
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The plot and pacing for this route were extremely well done. There weren’t any excess plot elements, and at no point in the story did I feel that it was rushed. The story itself was fresh and not something Voltage usually does, and I enjoyed it a lot. The ending had me tearing up a bit ; w ; I honestly think that Nagito and the MC are the best matched for each other (so far), and I can’t wait for his sequel. I definitely recommend this route to everyone! I know that there were quite a few people who were unsure about whether or not they should this story and I can (almost) guarantee you won’t be disappointed! Happy playing!